Recent Blog Posts

Alberta Ballet is bringing Bollywood to the stage

Are you ready? Taj Express, a bollywood musical production is coming to Calgary and Edmonton, welcomed by Alberta Ballet, direct from Mumbai. There promises to be live music, colourful costume and high energy. Director Shruti Merchant is excited to bring the production to Alberta. Merchant has worked on films such as Dhoom, Lakshya, Baghban, Kuch […]

Catch The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer and their grungy blues at the Calgary Folk Music Festival

I had a baby 6 months ago, so when Shawn Hall of The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer and I chatted, we bonded over kids. Hall has two and says that they “keep his feet firmly planted on the ground.” His kids keep him real, they don’t care if he is working on a big […]

Freak Motif’s musically improvised beauty will be bringing the funk to the Calgary Folk Festival

Local Calgary band Freak Motif have been around for a little over a decade and it’s there first time playing at the Calgary Folk Festival. “It’s definitely a milestone for us,” band member Stuart Wershof says, “the festival is such a cool gig for us.” The band has eight core members but features a lot […]

Recent Reviews

Marcus Ryan – Walk this Qué – Review

What would possess someone to walk the Camino de Santiago? If you want an answer to that question, you probably shouldn’t ask Marcus Ryan. He can tell you the multiple reasons why others do it, from religion to fitness, to sprinkling their loved one’s ashes. But it’s okay that Ryan doesn’t answer the question, because […]

An honest* History of Bullshit – Review

Paco Erhard’s stand up comedy performance on Thursday night at the Ironwood had a smaller crowd, but Erhard was able to roll with it. In his act Erhard discusses the definition of bullshit, basically pretending to be something you are not. He jokes about how we are so awash in it, that we have grown […]

False Profits – Review

If you’re feeling anxious lately, with the state of the economy and the state of politics, maybe Jeff Leard’s new show False Profits isn’t for you. Because it doesn’t hold back on illustrating the depths of our dumpster fire. But maybe it’s also what you need to see, a no nonsense, tell it like it […]